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Spanish Colours & Cultures from Newcastle

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Parc Guell in Barcelona, Spain Parc Guell in Barcelona, Spain
15 Sep 2025
Newcastle
12 nights
Balmoral

Your cruise at a glance

Hand-crafted highlights

Join Balmoral on this cruise from Newcastle to the Mediterranean to discover an exquisite range of architectural treasures. Explore iconic landmarks in Barcelona such as the Sagrada Familia Cathedral and colourful Park Güell, before joining a tour to Seville from Cádiz to witness the remarkable Plaza de España and Seville Alcazar. Immerse yourself in Spain's vibrant lifestyle by feeling the raw passion of flamenco as you witness this special dance, enjoying tapas, Jerez sherry, and paella in their areas of origin, and embracing Ibiza's bohemian spirit, with its Punta Arabí Hippy Market and famous sunset as you cruise by Benirras Beach. You will also have the chance to discover the creative inspirations of these fascinating destinations, from Ibiza's unique beauty to Barcelona's tribute to Picasso and Dali.

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Highlights

Palace of Alcazar, Famous Andalusian Architecture

Lavish architectural showpieces

This voyage onboard Balmoral will visit prominent landmarks in Spain, noted not only for their historical value but also for their magnificent architecture. The royal palace of Seville's Alcazar blends various styles, including Moorish, Gothic, and Renaissance, and features beautiful gardens and lavish rooms; while the Seville Giralda is the bell tower of the city's cathedral, originally built as a minaret during the Islamic period, and offers panoramic views of Seville. Take time in Barcelona to see Gaudi's still-unfinished and meticulously designed basilica, as well as Parc Guell's vivid hues and playful motifs. You will also have the opportunity to see the City of Arts and Sciences complex in Valencia.

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Closeup of a traditional tasty Spanish dish paella

La Vida Española

This cruise to Spain illustrates Spanish culture at its best, which is defined by a love of good food, lively talks, celebratory occasions, and a strong sense of community. Enjoy the bold flavors of Andalusian tapas, such as crispy Tortillitas de Camarones (shrimp fritters) garlic-infused prawns, and fried potatoes in a spicy sauce, all accompanied by the comforting flavours of Jerez sherry. Discover Ibiza's laidback bohemian atmosphere while admiring the beautiful shades of its sunsets; while in Barcelona, explore the vibrant street life on La Rambla, and don't miss FC Barcelona's Nou Camp, which embodies the team's sense of community under the motto "Més que un club" (more than a club). When visiting Valencia, do make time to taste paella in the city where it originated.

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Discovering regional artists

Inspirational Spanish artists

Throughout your Spanish cruise, you will have the opportunity to learn how artists are drawn to Ibiza because of its diverse beauty, beautiful beaches, active nightlife, and rich culture. The island's bohemian tradition, spiritual aura, multicultural society, and breathtaking sunsets all inspire creativity, resulting in works that capture Ibiza's distinct blend of nature, culture, and energy. In Valencia, you will be able to visit the City of Arts and Sciences, a visionary complex designed by Santiago Calatrava that combines futuristic architecture with cultural and scientific institutions. Notable structures include L'Hemisfèric, El Museu de les Ciències, and Palau de les Arts, which showcase a mix of visual arts, interactive science displays, and performance arts. This culturally rich cruise to Spain will also offer the chance to explore the lives of Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali.

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Life On Board

Introducing Balmoral

Beautiful Balmoral is small enough to navigate some of Europe’s most picturesque waterways so guests can enjoy hours of scenic cruising. Balmoral retains a warm, civilised atmosphere and features comfortable accommodation, stylish restaurants and plenty of open deck space.

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Fred. Olsen ship Balmoral sailing at dawn

Balmoral

Beautiful Balmoral is small enough to navigate Europe’s most picturesque waterways so guests can enjoy hours of scenic cruising. Balmoral offers a warm, civilised atmosphere and features comfortable accommodation, stylish restaurants and plenty of open-deck space.

710 cabins
1,325 guests
551 crew
43,537 GT
16kts max speed
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Our Signature Experiences

To make your experience even more special, our Journey Planners have designed a unique programme of Signature Experiences which will allow you to discover real insights about the culture and nature of the places we are visiting, so you can arrive in each destination fully prepared to get the most out of your visit.

Itinerary Insights

We have carefully curated a programme of events to give you a deeper understanding of each of the destinations you will be visiting

Scenic Discoveries

Our Scenic Discoveries are designed to allow you to enjoy seeing the world from the unique perspective of our ships

The Ship and the Sea

Maritime is in our DNA - our history in shipping goes back almost 200 years

The Sky at Sea

There’s very little in the natural world more beautiful than a clear night sky, sunrise or sunset seen at sea

Treats of the Region

We love to bring a taste of the region's food, drink, local tastes and culinary traditions to life on board

Treats & Pastimes

In addition to our Signature Experiences, we have a selection of lovely Treats & Pastimes for you to enjoy when on board. Just check your Daily Times each day for full details.

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Cabins, Prices & Offers

Cabin Options On Your Cruise

* Prices correct as of 13:00 22/07/2024, based on the lowest available Fly Cruise fare, and on two people sharing a twin cabin. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

* Prices correct as of 13:00 22/07/2024, based on the lowest available Fly Cruise fare, and on sole occupancy. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

Cabin Grades

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Balcony Junior Suite (BJ)

Balmoral's Balcony Junior Suites have a large cabin area and private balcony

Freedom Fare From £3,399 pp
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Superior Suite (SS)

Located on decks 9 & 10, Superior Suites have a balcony and large cabin area

Freedom Fare From £3,699 pp
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Marquee Suite (MS)

Situated on deck 10, Marquee Suites have a private balcony and large cabin area

Freedom Fare From £4,399 pp

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Premier Suite (PS)

Located on deck 10, Premier Suites have a private balcony and large cabin area

Freedom Fare From £4,999 pp
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Owner's Suite (OW)

Exclusive Suite - please call for more details

Freedom Fare From £5,899 pp
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What's Included

SO MUCH ALREADY INCLUDED

As well as our Signature Experiences, there are a host of other treats to enjoy on board our ships.

  • À la carte breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Daily buffet dining options
  • Late night Supper Club
  • Afternoon tea
  • Self-service tea & coffee
  • In-cabin dining & snacks
  • Evening shows
  • Live music & dancing
  • Dance classes
  • Lectures & talks
  • Cookery demonstrations
  • Traditional deck games
  • Daily games & quizzes
  • Swimming Pools
  • Jacuzzis
  • Fitness Centre
  • Fitness Classes

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